Martin Dempsey’s Reading List

Martin Dempsey prepared the following professional reading list as the 37th Army Chief of Staff (pdf here), with this introduction:

This Professional Reading List is intended for all Army Soldiers, leaders and civilians. I’ve found these books to be thought-provoking about leadership, our Army and our history. Soldiers and civilians with a thirst for learning should consider using this list as a springboard for additional reading and study. I’d suggest you not limit yourselves to this or any other reading list you’ve been issued in the past. I just ask that you read and broaden your perspectives and develop your own passionate curiosity through reading and study.

History and Heritage


Critical Analysis and the Global Context